The Legacy of George Boole

The talks commence at 7:00pm and again at 8:00pm.

The Human Legacy of mathematician, George Boole, who provided a prelude to our Digital Age.
Olivia Frawley, Project Manager on George Boole 200 Family History Project of University College Cork, will talk about his intriguing family and life story (7pm & 8pm).

In this bicentenary year of the birth of mathematician, George Boole, the Princes Street Church is proud to host a talk about the human legacy of this remarkable Unitarian. Professor Boole was wonderfully complex man: a self-taught linguist, a poet, devoted teacher, turbulent academic, social reformer, humanitarian, religious thinker and a good family man.

The talk will be led by Olivia Frawley, Project Manager on the George Boole 200 Family History Project of University College Cork, who will delve into his life story and his interesting human legacy. This will include the intriguing characters who made up or who are associated with his family and some remarkable stories about where he lived and worked.

“Des” MacHale, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at University College Cork and author of The Life and Work of George Boole – A Prelude to the Digital Age, will also be there to explain the significance of Boole’s work with insight and humour.

Come and learn about the human legacy of one of the great independent thinkers, who laid the foundation for the Digital Age.